Faith Fellowship began with a simple idea…

Dr. Daymond Talkington - Pastor Faith Fellowship - Thornton Photo Godfrey, IL 618 466 3434
Dr. Daymond Talkington

Take the age-old truths of the Bible and present them through engaging messages, striking visuals, and great music. Moreover, we are authentic and passionate about presenting Christ in a way that is new and refreshing. The leaders of Faith Fellowship are intentional about creating an atmosphere that takes the stress out of going to church.  Whether you have never been to church, been away for a while, or have attended your entire life, Faith Fellowship feels immediately comfortable. From the moment you pull into the parking lot, we will make you feel at home. Parking volunteers will help you find a place, and they are available to assist you in getting inside if needed.

Faith Fellowship is barely into the second decade of living out our mission: to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Come and see why so many people are making Faith Fellowship a part of their lives.

You will experience worship at Faith Fellowship in a casual, intuitive, high-tech atmosphere with today’s culture in mind. The weekend service is creative, contemporary, and compelling with only one intent–to present the message of Jesus Christ in a way that is relevant and alive. The high-energy, cutting-edge worship, drama, and multimedia presentations highlight the worship experience. Pastor Dr. Daymond Talkington uses a no-holds-barred communication style in applying God’s Word to life’s complexities. This isn’t church as you have known it; it is energetic, captivating, and never boring.

The band is styled after the timeless rock and roll lineup, complete with electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drums, and keyboard. The sounds you hear on your favorite radio stations can also be heard at Faith Fellowship–rock, soul, jazz, and blues. The band rivals any in the area (Christian or secular).

If you have children, rest assured that they will be in the best possible care. All members of the Children’s Ministry Team undergo a criminal and civil background check to ensure complete safety. While parents are experiencing the creative, life-changing weekend service, children are participating in their own high-energy encounter in the new Kids Zone Building. They won’t want to go home!

Worship This Week

Message This Week

  • No Fear • Death – 8/7/22

    Fear is one of the most debilitating emotions known to the human race. It’s unbelievably powerful. It penetrates the heart and paralyzes the soul. Even after saying that, there are situations where fear can be helpful to us. For example, when a semi truck has crossed the center line of the highway and is headed toward your car fear will prompt you to swerve and avoid the potential collision. There is a phobia called Hadephobia. It’s derived from two Greek words: Hades (hell) and phobos (fear). Thus, hadephobia is the “fear of hell.” In one sense, hadephobia is normal and natural because the Bible tells us hell is a scary place. Jesus described hell as a place of darkness and weeping and gnashing of teeth. Of all the phobias and fears out there, hadephobia should not be one that concerns the true follower of Jesus Christ. The world tends to make a joke out of hell and to speak flippantly of it. Hell becomes a mere curse word and people entertain thoughts that hell will be a place to party eternally with their friends. Nothing could be further from the truth. According to Jesus, hell is a fearsome and dreadful place that you want to avoid at all costs. You don’t have to fear hell if you have placed your faith in Jesus and have been forgiven by Him through repentance and confession of your sins.

    Scriptures – Psalm 23:1-4, 116:15; Isaiah 43:1-2; Matthew 10:28; 1 Corinthians 15:55; Hebrews 13:5b-6; Revelation: 20:6a, 20:14-15, 21:8

    Verse – Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

    Thought – In one of the most beloved passages in the Bible, the Good Shepherd (Jesus) tells the sheep (His followers) how to face their inevitable death without fear. In present day Israel, there is an actual valley called, “the valley of the shadow of death.” The Psalmist David compared that valley to death. He emphatically stated that he would walk through that valley of death someday. Do you realize that human beings are the only creatures who know they were born to die? The Old Testament Hebrew word for “though” in Psalm 23 could be better translated “when.” It would then read, “Even when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.” Death will come to all of us. It’s only a question of when.

    Questions – Did you ever have a fear of hell? If so, explain. What is the dumbest thing you have heard about hell? What is your biggest fear concerning your own death? When was the last time you had a conversation about death and hell? What is your favorite part of Psalm 23? If it were possible, would you like to know in advance when you were scheduled to “walk through the valley of the shadow of death?” 

    Response – Spend time thanking Jesus Christ for making it possible for you to have your name written in the Book of Life (Revelation 21:8). If you don’t believe your name is in that book, and you want it there, then repent and accept God’s forgiveness of your sins. 

    Prayer – Dear Gracious and Holy God, I’m so grateful that Jesus has made it possible, by His death and resurrection, for me to have my name written in the Book of Life. Because my name is there, I don’t have to fear death and I know I will live eternally with You. Thank you, thank you, thank you, in the precious name of Jesus I pray. Amen.